Not only are CoolLED preparing to celebrate 10 years of leading the way in fluorescence illumination for microscopy, but since the recent purchase by the Judges Scientific Group, CoolLED also have a new Managing Director - Jim Beacher.
Commenting on the company’s acquisition and his new position, Jim Beacher said, “The investment by Judges shows that CoolLED has a great future. We are now celebrating our 10th anniversary and enjoying success through the hard work and commitment shown by our staff over these years. We are excited by the opportunities open to our technologies and I look forward to leading the CoolLED team to greater success.”
Jim is a graduate of Strathclyde University where he qualified with an engineering management BSc. His career started at a spin-out company from Glasgow University specialising in materials research. During this period he spent extensive time in the USA. Much of his career has been in thin films and optics – both as a provider of services and in supply of capital equipment associated with thin film deposition manufacture. During the Telecoms boom he had his own business providing equipment from US and other manufacturers to the European market.
In 2006, Jim joined an engineering team at CoolLED to develop the company’s market for LED illumination for the fluorescence microscopy technique now prevalent in the life sciences.
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